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Advance Names William Pellicciotti Chief Accounting Officer

Experienced finance executive to lead company’s accounting function.

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Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts retailer, announced that William Pellicciotti has been appointed senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, effective Jan. 24, 2022. In this role, Pellicciotti will be responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations, tax, external financial reporting and all related compliance.

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Pellicciotti brings more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Advance. Most recently, he served as vice president, controller – North America, for The Kraft Heinz Co. since 2020. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Pellicciotti served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at the Colgate-Palmolive Co., including finance director – SEC Reporting, accounting policy & sox compliance, from 2019-2020; division finance director – Asia Pacific Division, based in Hong Kong, from 2018-2019; center lead and finance director – Colgate Business Services, based in Warsaw, Poland, from 2013-2017; and associate director – Corporate Audit, from 2009-2013. His experience also includes finance positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen.

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“I’m excited to have Bill join the Advance family,” said Jeff Shepherd, executive vice president and CFO. “Bill’s experience and track record of building and driving high-performing global teams will complement our already strong Finance organization. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to drive our transformation.”

Pellicciotti earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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